Friday, August 31, 2012

LSNE 2012 Album (August Monthly Make)

Every September, Shimelle Laine runs an online course called "Learn Something New Everyday." As with all her classes, once you have taken the class, you are invited to retake it every time it's offered - for free!  I've done the class two or three times now and have always enjoyed it. The last time I took the class, I made a mini album and used a different rubber stamp each day to illustrate the lesson. I decided to do something similar this year. This time around, instead of using a rubber stamped image, I'm going to play with scissors and paper and glue.  I'm going to cut and paste images, words and embellishments from my massive stash of embellishments and ephemera to illustrate each lesson. 
I started with  a chipboard minialbum of pennants that I had in my stash.  To create the background, I sprayed each pennant with some Adirondack ink and then sprayed on designs using three Crafters Workshop stencils (butterfly meadow, peacock feather and peek-a-boo).  I added numbers from one to thirty on the top of my inner pages, so they are ready to go. I decorated the covers already, and they are up top (as well as a sample inner page).  I have found that the key to success (for me) in this class is to have my background pages all ready to go, so that each day I can concentrate on the lesson and its illustration. As an extra bonus, I'm calling my completed base album my "Monthly Make" for August. 
Creatively this year I've been working hard on my drawing and painting. So, in September, I want to return to the art form where I started - collage.  I'm really looking forward to it!
Are you doing LSNE? If so, what's your plan?

24 comments:

sky-blu-pink said...

Great effects on the pennants, I really like them! Enjoy using your minialbum!

scrappyjacky said...

I'm not taking the class,but looking forward to seeing your take on it....I always love your collage work.

Mary B said...

looks good Rinda see you in class

Amy said...

I'm not in this year, but agree 100% about being prepared for it to be successful. Looking forward to seeing your collages this year.

heart.hearth.home. said...

Love the autumnal look of your pennants and excited to see your collages through the month of September.

Anne said...

Rinda, I just love this pennant album, it is so pretty, what a fantastic idea.
Well my plan for LSNED, you already know: I am in and I will use the decorated old dog food box with one tabbed card per day.
See you there ! xx

Wrightboysmum said...

This a great idea. I love the colours. Have fun. I'm still on the fence as I still have last years to finish lol.

Lisa-Jane said...

Wonderful idea Rinda! I like to have stuff ready too so I can concentrate on the journey.

denthe said...

Sounds like an interesting class! Love what you've done with the pages of your minibook.

Elizabeth said...

Great idea using the pennants. Haven't decided what form I will be using this year, but I suppose I have to decide soon! Whatever I decide it will not be digi this time. Over the summer I have acquired so many cute paper products that I will actually be using adhesive (which I hate because it gets all over my fingers.)

Crystal said...

It looks like you've had great fun creating your base album! The pennant shape of the album is sure to bring lots more fun to the project.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I'm still dithering about doing it this year. I like the pennants!

beccaf1970 said...

I was happy to see your name on the introductions thread in the LSNED forum! I'm taking the class for the first time this year, and am still deciding on a format for the finished product. Your plan sounds great!

Clair said...

Love the pennant mini idea - I've never made anything in that shape before. Will you be binding it, or hanging it, when it's all finished? :)

Anesha said...

What a wonderful idea, love it!

The Mann Fam said...

What a stinkin' cute mini album that will turn out to be. I love the pennants. I think it would be fun to string that banner up and add a pennant as they are finished then enjoy it for a while as a banner.

When I realized that Learn Something New was starting again I just couldn't wait for September to arrive. I'm not sure how I'll be documenting either through blog posts and/or my journal-scrapbook. I excited that Learn Something New is hear.

Thinking of you and your sweet family.

Alison said...

I'm still lurking ;)
Love your mini album..looking forward to seeing how it turns out!
Alison xx

Sian said...

Pennants - what a cool idea! They bring to mind thoughts of school and cheerleading. I like it.

humel said...

Looks great, Rinda! Can't wait to see how it comes together through September :)

Jen said...

This looks great - and I am hoping to play along once again - J x

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

It's certainly an original idea for a mini album. Love the effects you've achieved with the masks. I've decided to join in, but still dithering over a format!

Farley said...

Fantastic Rinda, very original. This is my fist time doing this class. I may be consulting you:)

Miriam said...

Your pennants are gorgeous, I just love the shape ,so unusual.
I am taking the class again, it is one of my favourites. I have my digi template ready but am just making notes and collecting pictures this week as I have a really busy week at work :(

JO SOWERBY said...

what a cool idea, love it so far,
jo xxx